Updated 6/22 @ 4:48 p.m.: Penn State coach Bill O’Brien has announced that receiver Devon Smith has “left the team for personal reasons” *winkwink* *nudgenudge*. No other explanation was given, but Smith was facing drug charges (see below) related to a police raid of a residence in March.
Hit with drug charges stemming from a police raid of his residence in March, it appears Penn State receiver Devon Smith is beginning to the see the repercussions of his situation.
And, as one might expect, it includes his dismissal from the team… reportedly.
247Sports is reporting through multiple sources that Smith will not return to the team this season, though no one at Penn State has confirmed the departure… yet. Additionally, Smith’s high school coach told Cory Giger of the Altoona Mirror that he was unaware of any dismissal.
Smith was charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia in April following the police raid, though he still remained on Penn State’s two-deep. He was also limited this spring with a foot injury.
Smith reeled in 25 receptions for 402 yards last season as a junior, good for third on the team.